Originally Posted by htismaqe
Contrary to what most Iowa fans want to believe, Iowa is closer to Northwestern than Michigan. He's a fine coach.
I was off by a year. 10 wins and the Outback Bowl in 2004. '08 and '09 were fine, too.
7 wins in '05. 6 wins in '06. 6 wins in '07. 8 wins in '10. 7 wins in '11. 4 wins in '12.
That's a pretty long run of crappy football, and the conference as a whole has been down for much of that. I could understand him being part of an NFL coaching discussion in the 2010 offseason, but 19 wins in 3 years? His name shouldn't be coming up at all for pro jobs now.
(Not that I'm convinced it actually is...)